Gun Control and Dishonest Politicians
We are going to take a look at dishonest politicians and their true motives for passing gun laws. I will list a few but there are many more and a book can be written about them and their crooked and anti-gun ways. There are over 20,000 gun laws at all levels of government in the US. They cover every aspect of gun ownership and usage. There are a few that make sense but many of them are either feel good or useless laws. Many of these politicians feel that it’s better to do something wrong then be perceived as doing nothing at all. We are plagued by incompetent and dishonest politicians at all government levels who put their careers ahead of the public interest. They would rather pass a bad gun law then tackle the real issue. Criminals!!!
Big Tim Sullivan was a notorious Irish gangster whose mob controlled New York City south of 14th Street around the turn of the 20th century. He was a member of the infamous Tammany Hall group who dated back to the Civil war era and was always corrupt. He made the relatively easy transition from dangerous street thug and political ward heeler to New York state senator first in 1894 until 1903. He left Albany in 1903 for a term in the U.S. House of Representatives, and returned to the legislature in 1909 after complaining that he lacked the juice in Washington he'd grown accustomed to on his home turf. He wanted to be a big fish in a small pond rather then a small one in a lake.
In 1911, the Irish and Jewish mobsters who put him into office faced a growing problem, the Italians. Immigrant Mafiosi newly arrived from Sicily and Naples were horning in on what had once been their exclusive domain. Guess there wasn’t enough to go around. Gunfights on the Lower East Side and the neighborhood around Mulberry Street that was to become Little Italy grew more and more frequent, and it was getting so that you couldn't even shake down a barber shop or deli without some guy fresh off the boat taking a shot at you. Now that was a problem. Imagine the indignity of getting shot just because you wanted to extort money from a small business.
Not to worry, Big Tim had an idea. And in 1911, he took care of the problem. That’s where freedom ended and more corruption began. The Sullivan Act was passed into law in New York City in 1911 and remains Big Tim's primary legacy since it was named after him. It effectively banned most people from owning and, especially, carrying handguns. It bans law abiding citizens from carrying handguns but not the crooks and politicians. There have been additions in the following years which made a bad law worse. People with connections and money could always obtain a permit which is true in most areas where draconian gun laws abide. Corruption the big city way always allows those with connections to obtain a gun. By the way it did nothing to reduce the crime in New York City. As in all localities the real criminals don’t pay attention to gun laws.
The old reprobate didn’t live long after that. He became insane because of syphilis and was committed to the nut house. Shortly after he escaped but was run over by a train.
This billionaire bought his kindgom NYC Mayor Bloomberg
Today we have a billionaire mayor who bought his way into office and in fact connived his way in so he could serve more then two terms. Wonder whose palm he greased? Why would one of the wealthiest people in the world want to be the mayor of NYC? It is a power thing and don’t believe for a moment that he cares about the little guy. He is even telling people what they can and can’t eat. By the way he heads the mayor against guns outfit which is rabidly anti-gun. He hired some people to go to other states to buy guns with the intention of busting those gunshops. It seems that the ATF didn’t appreciate his meddling and a couple of states passed laws banning such activity. He is always looking for ways to abuse the law abiding gun owner. Bloomberg is nothing more then a very wealthy tyrant who bought his kingdom.
The face of curruption Mayor Daley of Chicago
Another cesspool of corruption is Chicago. The first mayor Daley served from 1955 to 1976 when the infamous handgun ban was enacted in that city. In 1989 his son Richard Daley took over and has been mayor since though he is more of a king. He has fought tooth and nail to keep the ban on handgun ownership in place though the Supreme Court recently overturned it. Without a doubt he will do everything in his power to make it very difficult for law abiding citizens to own a handgun. It makes one wonder what his motives are since it has been established that areas such as Chicago that have draconian gun laws also suffer higher crime rates. I am pretty confident that Daley can read so upon studying the FBI stats that show crime going down while gun ownership is rising, what are his motives for denying gun ownership to his own constituents. Like many tyrants he must be afraid of armed law abiding citizens.
When you talk about rampant corruption you can’t leave out New Jersey. Every time you turn around some mayor or representative is getting arrested for some sort of bribery or extortion. In fact if you have done time in prison for those sorts of crimes it is a resume enhancement if you want to run for state office. About a year ago they arrested some 40 people for selling organs including some state office holders. By no coincidence the gun laws are draconian to the max. It is very difficult to buy most guns without a lot of difficulty and some types of ammo are also banned. They also have a gun a month law, how useful. Maybe New Jersey and California are trying to out do each other to see who can bully law abiding gun owners the most. The laws in California are so draconian that it would take a book to outline them. Among them are a 15 day waiting period after you purchase a handgun and are cleared by NICS. They have a may issue permit system which would be open for abuse. If you are connected and have some money you can obtain a carry permit. The rest of us! Forget it! Every handgun sold in California has to be approved by the Dept of Justice prior to being sold.
Lies and scandals ruled Clinton's White House
Corruption also made it to the White House during the Clinton administration. It seems that there was a scandal per day and he got caught lying about his affair with Monica. Like all corrupt administrations he was rabidly anti-gun and passed the useless assault weapon ban in 1994. It did nothing to curve crime though it hindered law abiding citizens from purchasing some weapons. The useless ban did sunset in 2004 though many on the left want in re-enacted. Since it didn’t reduce crime the first time around why would they want it re-instated? We must ask that question. Clinton also did an executive order banning military personal from carrying arms while on US bases. I guess he doesn’t trust our finest with a weapon. Not surprising for a draft dodger. The blood from the Fort Hood massacre is on his hands because if the soldiers were armed someone could have stopped the shooter before he took 13 lives. Hillary would like a world wide ban on small arms especially those in the US.
There is corruption in spades at the present administration. Not only is Obama corrupt and incompetent he generally lies when he opens his mouth. When it comes to doing something right Obama is a boy in a man’s world. Obama came from Chicago so he learned his corruption from the masters. When he ran for president he stated that he respected the 2’ND amendment but his voting record in Illinois shows otherwise. He voted against gun owners every chance he got. If he has his way he would ban all guns but he doesn’t have the clout to do that yet and by the grace of God he never will. He has a higher regard for terrorists and illegals then his own citizens. He either doesn’t understand or care that guns in the hands of law abiding citizens tend to curb crime.
The Face of incompetence President Obama
Maybe some of our tyrants took their queue from worldly tyrants and despots. When you look at countries such as China and North Korea they forbid all gun ownership. By coincidence they are run by Communist despots. Castro’s Cuba doesn’t encourage ownership of firearms either. Many other countries make it almost impossible to legally own a firearm. Such governments fear their populace probably with good reason. It is easier to put your boot heel on a peasant’s neck that isn’t armed then one who is. Mexico is an excellent example of a corrupt government that has been in power for many years. Gun ownership is very strictly regulated so only the cops and drug lords have guns. Bribery is rampant in the Mexican Government and if they can’t bribe you they murder you. The president of Mexico is trying to rid the country of the drug gangs but they have been entrenched for generations and it’s proving to be a difficult task. Of course he blames the US for the amount of guns available but he better look elsewhere. He recently lectured Arizona on its immigration law but Mexico’s is much stricter. By the way all of those despots, US and otherwise are quick to advise us how to live our lives but seldom follow their own advice. We have many in congress who would like to abolish our gun rights while they have armed body guards to protect them. Anyway some of our politicians such as Daley, Bloomberg, Obama and others of their ilk would make people like Stalin proud.